Archive for March, 2013

Happy Birthday Gloria Steinem!

March 25th, 2013 by admin

A famous feminist leader, speaker and journalist that still fights for equality and sure can turn a phrase!

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
― Gloria Steinem

Happy 79 to you and may continue to be the voice for all “Hope-aholics!”

 

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1 Million Men Against Violence

March 11th, 2013 by admin

NEW YORK—Sir Patrick Stewart stood in the center of the Diplomat Ballroom at the UN Hotel here on Friday (March 8, 2013) pounding his fist methodically against a podium, each thump punctuated with a number (“One … two … three …”) until he got to nine.

“Every nine seconds in the United States a woman is assaulted or beaten,” Stewart said. “Every nine seconds.”
“Violence against women is the single greatest human rights violation of our generation,” Stewart said.

From The Lookout

Thank you Captain Picard!

The distinguished actor of stage and screen along with 200 assorted actors, activists, politicians, filmmakers and musicians, gathered for the launch of “Ring the Bell,” a global campaign calling on 1 million men to make 1 million “concrete, actionable promises” to end violence against women.

Ring the Bell was first launched in India in 2008. Called Bell Bajao (“Ring the Bell” in Hindi,) this campaign has called on millions of men and boys worldwide to action, asking them to commit a simple act with global impact: to ring the doorbell when and where they hear violence against women occur. This way, the violence is interrupted. This way, the abuser is shown that the community is watching and listening. This way, men become powerful partners in ending violence, and help make what was once acceptable unacceptable.

Find out more about this campaign and make your promise here: http://breakthrough.tv/ringthebell/

 

 

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